Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–6/9/19

Russian President Vladimir Putin superimposed into a Russian Flag. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

This is part of an ongoing series where I review some of the ads purchased by the Russians. In doing so I hope we can get a better understanding of what they were trying to do, and how to recognize it the next time we’re faced with propaganda.

If you want to follow along, the ads can all be downloaded here. All of today’s ads can be found in the 2015-q4/2015-12 folder.

Russia didn’t forget American Muslims in December 2015. Some were directed towards the Muslims in a supportive manner. Ad p(1)0000619 encouraged them to “protect your religion”:

Ad p(1)0003730 worked towards “unit [sic] all Muslim people living in the USA”:

Because the Russians liked to play all sides of the issues, they placed an ad with a Texas secession page that threw jabs not just as Muslims, but California and France as well. P(1)0002753:

THIS IS AN OPEN THREAD. Please enjoy, and have a great Sunday.

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